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Celebrate National Groundwater Awareness WeekOpen in a New Window

Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world’s most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.Don’t take groundwater for granted. Pay forward during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5-11, 2017, by letting others know how important groundwater is and ask them to pass it along.The National Groundwater Association has all you need to get the word out. Just go to [...]


Electric Utility Billing Workshop - March 23rdOpen in a New Window

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, in cooperation with Cedar Falls Utilities, is offering a one-day training workshop to aid municipal personnel in the unique challenges faced in performing electric utility billing.  This is a base level course and is targeted for all new, or recently hired office staff, billing clerks, customer service representatives, those needing continued training, and a light refresher for experienced staff.  A networking breakfast and a catered lunch will [...]


IAMU's Dave Hraha to Serve on OSH BoardOpen in a New Window

IAMU’s Dave Hraha, Director of Member Services, is now serving on Iowa’s Occupational Safety & Health Advisory Council. Hraha will assist in planning and implementing the annual Iowa Governor’s Safety Conference, usually held during the first week of November. The Council develops and promotes means, opportunities, and programs for continuing education regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) safety and health regulations and laws, as well [...]


Electric Utility Billing Workshop - March 23rdOpen in a New Window

Join us March 23rd in Cedar Falls for an Electric Utility Billing Workshop. The following topics will be covered allowing participants the opportunity to receive various sets of hands-on training. Electrical TerminologyElectric EquipmentElectric ProceduresMeter ReadingMeter DataProcessing DataBilling AccountsCustomer IssuesData ProcessingSoftware Join instructors - Dan Llewellyn, Electric Services Coordinator with IAMU; Rex Van Wert, President of Van Wert, Inc.; and Molly Cormaney, Training [...]


Utility Scammers are on the ProwlOpen in a New Window

Keep your customers from becoming conned. There have been reports nationally, and even in Iowa, of scammers targeting utility customers. Be proactive and protect your customers by supplying them with the information and resources they need so that they aren’t tricked. Below is some information that you can customize for your utility to distribute to your customers either in print or electronic form or send to local media for their use. Don’t get duped by utility scammers& [...]


Fundraiser Raises Money for DMACC Wastewater ProgramOpen in a New Window

Annual Event Raises $18,007 for Student Scholarships Thanks to members who supported the 5th annual Shrimp and Bingo Scholarship Fundraiser, which raised $18,007 for the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation to fund DMACC Water Environmental Technology (WET) program scholarships for students. Over the past five years, $93,534.50 has been raised in this annual fundraiser. A total of 153 students have received scholarships from this fundraiser.People from the water and waste [...]


Toolbox Talk - Understand Your Warning AlarmsOpen in a New Window

Many workplaces have situations where employees must respond in a certain way when they hear a certain sound. In a world where we frequently hear bells, buzzers, beeps and other tones, the message may get lost or ignored. The following checklist, based on the article The Sounds of Safety by Linda Sherrard, is a reminder to ensure that our alarm system is appropriate for our needs and that employees understand the message being sent. Is your alarm system designed based on the level and typ [...]


IAMU Will be Closed on Presidents' DayOpen in a New Window



Need Help With Regulatory Reporting Requirements?Open in a New Window

At IAMU, we understand that meeting regulatory reporting requirements is important but can be overwhelming at times. IAMU is committed to helping our members with regulatory reporting requirements. We are working with the professionals at Consortia Consulting who can provide their expert services to assist you in completing your necessary reports. For more information on the regulatory reporting services, contact Krista Allen at Consortia. You may reach her at or by phone at 40 [...]


Hands-on Pumps & Mechanical Maintenance Workshop - February 22ndOpen in a New Window

Save the Date!Two Hands-on Pumps & Mechanical Maintenance Workshops presented by Larry Trout will be held in Ankeny on February 22nd. Register online at IAMU’s website here.Space is limited to the first 20 registrations at each location. The registration fee is $115/person (members), $160/person (non-members). Lunch will be provided.For more information, contact Steve Marsh at 800-810-4268 or [...]
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